Friday, June 2, 2023

Imran Khan's arrest shifts limelight from elections in Pakistan
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 4:07:32 PM IST
The arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has shifted the limelight from the issue of elections in the country quite effectively as the ongoing political turmoil is the talk of the town, Asian Lite reported. ... read..

UAE President to make working visit to France
Middle East | May 11, 2023 4:07:19 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 11 (ANI/WAM): His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, will travel to Paris, France on Thursday, 11th May, for a working visit. ... read..

Critical assistance cannot reach women, children in need: EU special envoy on ban on Afghan women in NGOs
Kabul | May 11, 2023 3:37:22 PM IST
Regarding the situation of females in Afghanistan, EU Special Envoy Tomas Niklasson said that the prohibition against Afghan women working for NGOs is challenging fundamental principles and is having severe consequences, as critical assistance delivered b ... read..

Indian-origin Sikh engineer Navjot Sawhney's tale of passion
London | May 11, 2023 3:37:16 PM IST
The life of Navjot Sawhney is an inspiring example of zeal, creativity, and profound compassion. ... read..

Women in Sikh community break traditional gender roles, contribute to politics, activism
New Delhi | May 11, 2023 3:37:15 PM IST
Sikh community has been a longtime advocate of equality and liberty for all people, regardless of gender, caste, or social identity. ... read..

President Murmu accepts credentials from envoys of US, Qatar, Monaco
New Delhi | May 11, 2023 2:37:50 PM IST
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti and envoys of Qatar and the Principality of Monaco on Thursday presented their credentials to President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. ... read..

Battle against ideologies in PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan
By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

Muzaffarabad | May 11, 2023 2:09:43 PM IST
An 'Age of Revolution' is how the period between late 18th to mid-19th centuries is described by sociologists and political scientists as well as political economists. It was a period in modern history when revolutions took place in the Americas and Europ ... read..

Growing tensions, lack of tangible results diminish appeal of China's Belt and Road Initiative
Beijing | May 11, 2023 1:37:33 PM IST
Growing tensions and lack of tangible results have diminished the appeal of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according to Khabarhub. ... read..

Muslim world condemns Taliban's ban on higher education for women: US State Secretary Blinken
Kabul | May 11, 2023 1:37:31 PM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the Muslim world condemns the Taliban's ban on higher education for women, Afghanistan-based Tolo News reported. ... read..

China's attempts to install friendly government in Nepal suffer setback: Report
Kathmandu | May 11, 2023 12:37:50 PM IST
Attempts by the Chinese leadership to install a Beijing-friendly government in Kathmandu have suffered setbacks, say specialists, according to South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF). ... read..

Imran Khan Arrest: 8 killed, 290 injured in violent protests in Pakistan
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 11:39:52 AM IST
At least eight people were killed, and up to 290 were injured in ongoing clashes with law enforcement officers across Pakistan following the arrest of the country's former prime minister Imran Khan, Dawn reported on Thursday. ... read..

Crime surges in Pakistan amid economic crisis, inflation
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 11:39:44 AM IST
Crime is on the rise in Pakistan as it struggles to overcome its economic crisis. The country's citizens are unable to fend for daily essentials and hunger is increasing among people. ... read..

MoHRE opens nominations for Emirates Labour Market Award in June
Middle East | May 11, 2023 11:39:41 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 11 (ANI/WAM): The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) will begin accepting applications for the first edition of the Emirates Labour Market Award on June 1, 2023. ... read..

Pakistan's minority Hindus unaware of law pertaining to women, don't avail its provisions: Report
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 11:39:25 AM IST
Pakistan's minority Hindus don't avail provisions of law pertaining to their women, property, inheritance and marriage as they are unaware of the provisions' existence, Asian Lite reported. ... read..

US cutting off China's access to tools to make chips for computer servers, artificial intelligence
Beijing | May 11, 2023 10:37:09 AM IST
The US has been cutting off China's access to a growing number of tools to make chips for computer servers, artificial intelligence and other advanced applications, Directus reported. ... read..

Harvard experts in Jerusalem to help start national plan for economic growth
Asia | May 11, 2023 10:07:16 AM IST
Jerusalem [Israel], May 11 (ANI/TPS): About 150 representatives of the government, from a variety of ministries and authorities, gathered on Wednesday morning for an event held in Jerusalem to declare the start of the government's national plan for econom ... read..

Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander killed in latest Israeli strikes on Gaza
Tel Aviv | May 11, 2023 10:07:14 AM IST
In a continued attack by the Israeli army on Gaza in the early hours of Thursday, nearly 24 Palestinians including a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander were killed, Al Jazeera reported. ... read..

Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrested in Islamabad
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 9:38:42 AM IST
Former Pakistan Foreign Minister, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi was on Thursday arrested by the Islamabad police and transferred to an unknown location. ... read..

Drug use by students in Pakistan's Sindh, a cause of concern
Sindh | May 11, 2023 9:38:40 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member and a renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr Syed Imran Ali Shah has expressed concern over drug use by students in Sindh, especially in schools, Pakistan vernacular media Urdu Point reported. ... read..

Sharjah Police launches 'stay in your lane' campaign
Middle East | May 11, 2023 9:38:37 AM IST
Sharjah [United Arab Emirates], May 11 (ANI/WAM): The Sharjah Police launched a traffic campaign, "stay in your lane" in May to curb road lane violations. ... read..

Union Properties delivers net profit of AED 12.3 mn in Q1 2023
Middle East | May 11, 2023 9:38:33 AM IST
Dubai [Abu Dhabi], May 11 (ANI/WAM): Union Properties PJSC (Union Properties) announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. ... read..

Purpose of Exercise 'Ajeya Warrior' is to increase interoperability between armies of India, UK: Indian Envoy
London | May 11, 2023 9:07:39 AM IST
As the UK and India will conclude the seventh edition of the biennial exercise, Ajeya Warrior on Thursday, Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami said that the purpose of the joint military exercise 'Ajeya Warrior' is to try and increase int ... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters hold protest outside Pak Embassy in Washington over Imran Khan's arrest
Washington | May 11, 2023 8:36:55 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters held a protest outside Pakistan Embassy in Washington against former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's arrest. The protesters called for the release of Imran Khan and even raised slogans against Chief Justice a ... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 jolts Afghanistan's Fayzabad
Kabul | May 11, 2023 7:36:54 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted 99 kilometres south-southwest of Fayzabad, Afghanistan on Thursday, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said. ... read..

UAE Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Federation completes preparations for the Youth MMA Championship
| May 11, 2023 7:36:52 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 11 (ANI/WAM): The UAE Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Federation has announced the completion of preparations for the Youth MMA Championship 5. The tournament is set to take place next Saturday at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports C ... read..

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence operates smuggling network
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 7:07:44 AM IST
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) operates an extensive smuggling network, involving high-ranking army officers, Khalsa Vox reported citing an interview between retired Pakistan Military officers Major Adil Raja with Colonel Akbar Hussain. ... read..

French Embassy thanks Indian Navy for "great welcome" accorded to FNS Lorraine
New Delhi | May 11, 2023 7:07:39 AM IST
French Embassy in India has expressed gratitude to Indian Navy for the warm welcome extended to French Naval Ship Lorraine. The French Embassy called it an opportunity for both navies to exchange best practices to continue strengthening ties between India ... read..

Family renews call for release of Australian journalist imprisoned in China for over 1000 days
Canberra | May 11, 2023 6:36:51 AM IST
Calls renewed once again for the release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei who is in detention in China for over 1000 days after she was taken into custody on espionage charges. ... read..

China accuses Australia of trying to sabotage its ties with Fiji
Beijing | May 11, 2023 6:07:52 AM IST
China has accused Australia of trying to sabotage its relationship with Fiji as questions have emerged over whether the Pacific Islands country will cut security and law enforcement ties with Beijing, ABC News reported. ... read..

Lithuanian Ambassador Mickeviciene welcomes opening of new Indian mission in Lithuania
New Delhi | May 11, 2023 5:07:57 AM IST
Lithuanian Ambassador to India Diana Mickeviciene on Wednesday welcomed the opening of a new mission in Lithuania and said that the country is very happy to enter a new stage in its ties with India. ... read..

Earthquake of 7.6 magnitude jolts Tonga
Nuku'alofa | May 11, 2023 4:38:10 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 jolted Tonga, the United States Geological Survey said in a tweet. The earthquake struck 95 km West Northwest of Hihifo, Tonga. The quake struck at 16:02 (UTC) and at a depth of 210.1 km. The US Tsunami Warning System said ... read..

Pakistan army declares events unfolded after Imran Khan's arrest on May 9 as "black chapter"
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 3:37:16 AM IST
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, has termed the events that unfolded on May 9 as a "black chapter" in the country's history, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

PM Modi's visit to US to affirm "deep and close partnership" between two nations: White House
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 11, 2023 3:37:14 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States next month will affirm the "deep and close partnership" between the two nations and the warm bonds that link the people of the US and India, the White House said on Wednesday (local time). ... read..

Dubai Land Department launches 'Real Estate Innovation Incubator' initiative to attract emerging international companies
Others | May 11, 2023 3:37:11 AM IST
Dubai [Abu Dhabi], May 11 (ANI/WAM): Dubai Land Department (DLD), through the Real Estate Development Sector, has signed a cooperation agreement with Xclusiverse Technology Company to launch the "Real Estate Innovation Incubator 2023" initiative. ... read..

IMF staff team to visit Sri Lanka from May 11 to 23
Colombo | Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
An IMF staff team comprising Krishna Srinivasan, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department is to visit Sri Lanka from May 11 to 23. ... read..

$5mn verdict in sex abuse, defamation case clouds Trump's election bid (2nd Ld)
New York | Thursday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
The federal jury verdict ordering former US President Donald Trump to pay $5 million in damages to a woman who accused him of rape clouds his election bid with rumblings against him in his own party. ... read..

India Semiconductor Mission signs MoU with Purdue University in US for capacity building
Washington | May 11, 2023 2:08:06 AM IST
Union Minister of Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnaw, who is in the US, informed that the Indian Semiconductor Mission signed an MoU with Purdue University for capacity building, research and development, and industry participation. ... read..

Union Minister Piyush Goyal invites Canadian businesspersons to participate in growth of Indian economy
Ottawa | May 11, 2023 2:08:05 AM IST
While inviting Canadian businesspersons to participate in the journey of growth of the Indian economy, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said India offers a stable business environment with decisive and popular leadership. ... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry arrested outside SC
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 2:08:03 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry has been arrested outside the Supreme Court (SC) in Islamabad on Wednesday, Geo News reported. ... read..

Indian-American mom finds teen daughter's body at bottom of cliff in Texas
New York | Thursday, 2023 1:45:11 AM IST
An Indian-American mother was left heartbroken after she found the body of her missing 16 year-old daughter at the bottom of a cliff in Texas after using a cell phone tracking app, media reports said. ... read..

India, UK conduct joint military exercise 'Ajeya Warrior'
London | May 11, 2023 12:08:36 AM IST
The UK and India will conclude the seventh edition of the biennial exercise, Ajeya Warrior on Thursday. ... read..

Imran Khan arrested in corruption case, proof is present, says Pak PM Sharif in address to nation
Islamabad | May 11, 2023 12:08:31 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addressed the nation on Wednesday night and launched a scathing attack against ousted Prime Minister and PTI chief Imran Khan. ... read..

'Stop looking for a China fix': Jaishankar says Indian growth cannot be built on Chinese efficiency
New Delhi | May 11, 2023 12:08:29 AM IST
India's economy can grow and become stronger only if the focus is shifted to deep manufacturing capabilities and businesses should "stop looking for a China fix", external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. ... read..

Thani Al Zeyoudi holds bilateral talks with ministers and senior government officials to explore high-potential new markets
| May 11, 2023 12:08:25 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [United Arab Emirates], May 10 (ANI/WAM): Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, has held bilateral meetings with senior ministers and officials from a number of countries across the world during the 12th Annual Investm ... read..

CCP punishes over 110,000 officials in anti-corruption drive
Beijing | May 11, 2023 12:08:15 AM IST
The Communist Party of China (CCP) has been dubbed by the outside world as the world's largest "corrupt political party," and the CCP's so-called "self-examination and self-correction" statistical report seems to support that title, Indo Pacific Centre fo ... read..

UAE signs MoUs with six countries to promote values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence
Middle East | May 11, 2023 12:08:09 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [United Arab Emirates], May 10 (ANI/WAM): The UAE has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with six countries to promote values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence. ... read..

Pakistan army staged Imran Khan's arrest: Report
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 11:39:01 PM IST
The dramatic arrest of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan on the premises of Islamabad High Court and then the court quickly termed the arrest 'legal' clearly shows that it was a preplanned move by the government and Army, IslamKhabar publication ... read..

EU, US monitor situation in Pakistan after Imran Khan's arrest
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 11:38:52 PM IST
The European Union and the US are monitoring the situation in Pakistan amid the ongoing unrest in the wake of the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in a corruption case. ... read..

Former US President Donald Trump found liable in E Jean Carroll case for defamation, sexual abuse
Manhattan | May 10, 2023 11:07:11 PM IST
Former US President Donald Trump is found responsible by a Manhattan federal court jury for sexually assaulting magazine writer E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s and then defaming her. ... read..

Nepal court remands four days judicial custody to former Home Minister in fake refugee scam
Kathmandu | May 10, 2023 11:07:04 PM IST
The Kathmandu District Court has extended four days of judicial custody to former Home Minister and leader of Nepali Congress Bal Krishna Khand in a fake refugee scam. ... read..

Pakistan lenient in enforcing blasphemy laws against Chinese nationals: Report
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 10:38:46 PM IST
Pakistan has a set of laws, collectively known as the "blasphemy law," punishing blasphemy against Islam with the death penalty. The notion of blasphemy is interpreted extensively, and many cases are fabricated by Muslim extremists, Bitter Winter reported ... read..

How Pakistan failed to safeguard citizens from political and economic exploitation
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 10:09:51 PM IST
Pakistan is facing one of its most severe human rights crises amidst the country's prevailing political and economic chaos. ... read..

Chinese security concerns in Pakistan derail CPEC
Beijing | May 10, 2023 10:09:46 PM IST
Once acclaimed as a historical venture involving the international development of infrastructure, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been losing sheen for the past few years, European Times reported. ... read..

UAE Climate Tech forum kicks off in Abu Dhabi
Middle East | May 10, 2023 10:09:44 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 10 (ANI/WAM): The UAE Climate Tech forum, with the participation of over 1,000 policymakers, CEOs, experts, specialists, technology sector leaders and investors from around the world, kicked off today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition ... read..

Inspiring story of 22 Sikh women amid the pain of partition
Punjab | May 10, 2023 10:09:41 PM IST
While achieved its much sought-after freedom from the British Raj in 1947, it was meant to be a glorious period in India's history, but it came with a bloody legacy, the stains and scars of which cause anguish even after 75 years, Khalsa Vox reported. ... read..

UN Security Council to discuss Israel-Gaza tensions
Asia | May 10, 2023 10:09:39 PM IST
Jerusalem [Israel], May 10 (ANI/TPS): The United Nations Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the situation in Gaza as widely-expected Palestinian rocket fire failed to materialize on Tuesday night. ... read..

UAE launches Special Cultural Heritage Exhibition at UN Offices in Switzerland
Middle East | May 10, 2023 10:09:37 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 10 (ANI/WAM): The United Arab Emirates this week launched a new exhibition focused on its traditional cultural heritage at the Palais des Nations, the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland. ... read..

Unstable, volatile Afghanistan causes worry to UN
Kabul | May 10, 2023 10:09:36 PM IST
An increasingly unstable and volatile Afghanistan is causing worry to the world. ... read..

China finally has a rival as the world's factory floor, India: Report
New Delhi | May 10, 2023 9:38:27 PM IST
Western companies are desperately looking for a backup to China as the world's factory floor, a strategy widely termed "China plus one." ... read..

Mauritius minister debunks Hindenburg report on Adani Group
Port Louis | May 10, 2023 10:38:34 PM IST
The report by Hindenburg Research alleging the presence of Shell companies of the Adani Group in Mauritius is "false and baseless", a minister in the Mauritian government said on Wednesday. ... read..

PM Modi to embark on official state visit to US in June: MEA
New Delhi | May 10, 2023 8:39:13 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on an official state visit to the United States on June 22. During his visit, PM Modi will be hosted by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at a state dinner at the White House, the Ministry of Externa ... read..

South Korea increasingly seeing India as alternative to China: Report
Seoul | May 10, 2023 8:07:36 PM IST
Strategic ambiguity has been South Korea's foreign policy formula for more than a decade, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, adding that this is because Seoul's decision not to take a side between Washington and Beijing, given its close economi ... read..

Whatever happened at Indian High Commission is not okay: UK envoy Alex Ellis
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | May 10, 2023 8:07:34 PM IST
Talking about the Khalistan issue on Wednesday, United Kingdom High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said that whatever happened at the Indian High Commission in London is not okay and he understands the anger over that incident. ... read..

Imran's lawyers alleged plot to kill him, say his meals being laced with insulin
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 7:37:29 PM IST
Imran Khan's lawyers on Wednesday alleged a conspiracy to kill the former Pakistan premier in prison, according to a video posted from the official Twitter handle of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI). ... read..

Cyclone Mocha: Indian Embassy in Myanmar advises countrymen to track weather forecast
Naypyidaw | May 10, 2023 7:37:20 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that Cyclone Mocha is likely to make landfall off the Myanmar coast around 12 am (local time) on May 14. Wind speeds in excess of 110 kmph, accompanied by heavy rains, are likely prior to/during this ... read..

US President Biden, First Lady to host PM Modi at White House next month
Washington | May 10, 2023 7:37:12 PM IST
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an official state visit next month, according to a statement released by the White House. ... read..

"We all hope that things will be done this time" Israeli envoy on PM Netanyahu's India visit by end of year
New Delhi | May 10, 2023 7:08:20 PM IST
There is a plan and we all hope that things will be done this time, Israel's ambassador to India, Naor Gilon said on Tuesday regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India by the end of this year. ... read..

Al-Qadir Trust case: Court grants accountability bureau 8-day physical remand of Imran Khan
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 7:08:19 PM IST
Pakistan's accountability court has granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) eight-day remand of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust graft case, Samaa reported. ... read..

Observer Research Foundation to host T20 Mid-Year Conference today
New Delhi | May 10, 2023 6:37:13 PM IST
The Observer Research Foundation, the Think20 Secretariat under India's G20 Presidency, is all set to host the Think20 Mid-Year Conference in Mumbai on Wednesday. ... read..

India, EU hold fourth Strategic Partnership Review Meeting in Delhi, discuss cooperation in connectivity
New Delhi | May 10, 2023 6:07:11 PM IST
Along with a wide range of other topics, connectivity cooperation between India and the European Union was discussed in a recent Strategic Partnership Review Meeting in Delhi. The meeting emphasised that connectivity projects respect sovereignty and terri ... read..

India to participate in EU's second Indo-Pacific ministerial forum in Sweden, China not among invitees
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | May 10, 2023 5:37:17 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will participate in the European Union's (EU's) second Indo-Pacific ministerial forum, which is to be hosted by Sweden on May 13 this month. It will be co-chaired by EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Af ... read..

Imran Khan now indicted in Toshakhana case, verdict reserved on NAB's plea
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 5:37:10 PM IST
Adding to the mounting troubles for embattled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the former prime minister was on Wednesday indicted in the Toshakhana case while the verdict in the Al-Qadir Trust case was reserved by the National Accounta ... read..

China, Pakistan include Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in Belt and Road Initiative
Beijing | May 10, 2023 5:37:08 PM IST
The dangers of protectionism, hegemony and power politics that China warned the world about at the recent SCO foreign ministers' meeting is precisely what the communist country advocates as it looks at Taliban-ruled Afghanistan as its new resource region. ... read..

Afghanistan: Female students urge Taliban to open schools yet again
Kabul | May 10, 2023 5:07:37 PM IST
Female students in Afghanistan have urged the Taliban once again to let them attend schools as schools above grade 6 in Afghanistan have been closed for females for over 20 months now, TOLOnews reported. ... read..

China's focus on Industrialisation proves fatal for its citizens
Beijing | May 10, 2023 5:07:20 PM IST
Severe air pollution proves fatal for Chinese citizens as China's focus on industrialisation helped it achieve rapid economic growth, but it has cost its citizen their lives, as numerous people are dying in the country due to air pollution, Just Earth new ... read..

Political coups and unrest a part of Pakistan's history
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 5:07:19 PM IST
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was arrested on Tuesday by paramilitary Rangers and was presented before the court on Wednesday in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust case, Dawn reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Ex-PM Imran Khan presented before Islamabad court
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 4:07:36 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday appeared before a special court in Islamabad for a hearing in a graft charge, a day after paramilitary forces arrested him from court here triggering widespread protests in the country. ... read..

Army deployed in Pakistan's Punjab to maintain law and order after Imran Khan's arrest yesterday
Punjab | May 10, 2023 4:07:12 PM IST
Army troops have been deployed in Pakistan's Punjab province to maintain law and order following protests triggered by the arrest of the country's former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, Dawn reported. ... read..

Pakistan political unrest continues: Imran Khan's aide Asad Umar arrested from court premises
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 3:07:26 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar was arrested from the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) premises a day after the country's former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested, reported Geo News. ... read..

Pakistan: Denied permission, Imran Khan's legal team finally allowed to meet Imran Khan before his case hearing
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 2:37:21 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan's legal team has been granted permission to meet the former prime minister ahead of his case hearing in Islamabad. ... read..

Former Home Minister of Nepal arrested in 'Bhutanese refugee scam'
Kathmandu | May 10, 2023 2:07:39 PM IST
Nepal's former Home Minister and Nepali Congress leader Balkrishna Khand was on Wednesday arrested from his residence in connection to the alleged trafficking of Nepal nationals as Bhutanese refugees abroad. ... read..

India witnessed highest African participation under its G20 presidency
New York | May 10, 2023 1:08:53 PM IST
Africa's participation in the ongoing G20 presidency under India has been the highest ever, the Permanent Representative of India to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj said. ... read..

Imran Khan's party calls for 'nationwide strike' today against former Pakistan PM's arrest
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 11:38:03 AM IST
Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehrreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has called for nationwide 'shutdown' on Wednesday against the arrest of the former prime minister, the Dawn reported. ... read..

Imran Khan arrest: Protest held outside Washington residence of Pakistan envoy to US
Washington | May 10, 2023 10:38:42 AM IST
Protestors gathered outside the residence of Pakistan's ambassador in Washington on Tuesday (local time) following the arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. ... read..

UAE, Tajikistan sign air transport services agreement
Middle East | May 10, 2023 8:08:16 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 10 (ANI/WAM): An air transport services agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) have been initialled by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Tajikistan. ... read..

US, UK and Canada announce travel advisory for citizens in Pakistan
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 8:08:14 AM IST
The United States, United Kingdom and Canada have issued new travel advisories for their citizens citing political unrest following the arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, ARY News reported. ... read..

Ashwini Vaishnaw discusses India Stack and 'Make-in-India' with Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Washington | May 10, 2023 7:07:13 AM IST
Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday met Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google Headquarters and held a discussion on India Stack and 'Make-in-India' program. ... read..

UAE, Thailand agree to launch CEPA negotiations
Others | May 10, 2023 7:07:06 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 10 (ANI/WAM): Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, and Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand, have signed a joint statement agreeing to launch negotiations to es ... read..

Imran Khan to be presented at Police Lines Headquarters in H11 in Islamabad
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 7:07:04 AM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be presented at New Police Guest House, Police Lines Headquarters in H11/1 instead of the F8 Court Complex, Islamabad and Judicial Complex G 11/4 on Wednesday, The Pakistan Daily reported. ... read..

Imran Khan's party claims police raided PTI leader Usman Dar's residence
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 6:36:53 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has alleged that police raided the residence of PTI leader Usman Dar. The party said that the mother of the Dar brothers was harassed by violating the sanctity of the four walls. ... read..

Tunisia: Four killed in shooting near Djerba Synagogue
Tunis | May 10, 2023 6:07:19 AM IST
Two visitors and two security guards were killed in a shooting near the El Ghriba synagogue also known as Djerba Synagogue in Tunisia's Djerba on Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post reported. ... read..

Amnesty International calls on Pakistan Telecommunity Authority to restore internet services
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 6:07:14 AM IST
Human rights group Amnesty International has called on the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to restore internet services in the country and access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. ... read..

US reacts to chaos in Pakistan after Imran Khan's arrest
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 10, 2023 5:37:01 AM IST
The United States reacted to the chaos in Pakistan after former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested on Tuesday and called for respect of democratic principles and the rule of law in Pakistan. ... read..

Imran Khan's party abandoned politics to join "tribe of terrorists": Pakistan Minister
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 4:06:50 AM IST
Pakistan's Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for attacking parliament, the country's military and PTV over the arrest of former PM Imran Khan and said that PTI has removed itself from the "tribe o ... read..

PTI asks workers, supporters to gather at Islamabad Judicial Complex at 8 am
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 3:37:22 AM IST
Asserting that ongoing nationwide protests will continue until the release of former Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has instructed the party leaders, workers and supporters to gather at the Islamabad Judicial Complex at 8 am on Wed ... read..

Iran says US pullout from nuclear deal 'fatal blow' to rule of law
Tehran | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday that the United States dealt a "fatal blow" to the rule of law at the international level by its "unlawful" withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal five years ago. ... read..

Shipping containers to be used as voting booths in Turkey's earthquake zone
Istanbul | Wednesday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
With many public buildings still damaged across Turkey's 11 southern provinces following devastating twin earthquakes on February 6, special containers have been set up to facilitate voting on Sunday's presidential elections. ... read..

US calls for respect for democratic principles: White House on Imran Khan's arrest
Washington | May 10, 2023 2:39:36 AM IST
Reacting to the arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the United States does not have a stance on one political candidate or party and called for respect for democratic principles. ... read..

Pakistan: PTI worker killed, six others injured in firing at protest rally in Quetta
Islamabad | May 10, 2023 2:07:10 AM IST
One Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) worker was killed and six others were injured on Tuesday in a firing incident at a protest rally in Quetta, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

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